For more than 20 years I’ve performed as a solo acoustic artist, often working with a duo or full band, to present my original works in a live setting. These live performances range from small intimate venues to large festival stages, throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware.
I’ve presented community-based programs in collaboration with other accomplished artists, including spoken word – rap and poetry. I’ve also presented workshops on percussion and songwriting, in local, collegiate and internet settings, and along with this I’ve received endorsements from Alvarez Guitars and Croaker Percussion.
Lastly, as a means to inform my art, I’ve been hosting a bi-weekly radio program called “Live From Godfrey Daniels” on WDIY 88.1FM located in Bethlehem, Pa, and streaming internationally.
Now, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all conventional means of live music presentation has come to a standstill, and in-person radio programming is off-limits to non-essential staff at this time. In response to that, I’ve begun researching technology and preparing content to produce a bi-weekly streaming program which will be part conversation and part performance, featuring notable guests from the performing arts community, both here in our region and from across the United States. I also strive to include a visual arts component to each segment.
My goal is to continue to be a leader in the arts in my community, while adapting to the changes in platform, presentation, and compensation.
I’ll be launching this very challenging endeavor over the next couple of weeks, calling on some friends in the performing arts who have already contributed to the content. The series is called Transcreate. Adapt with Intent. I’ll bring them in, one by one, in a series of live-stream conversations. I hope you’ll tune in, and add your comments as we bounce along this bumpy road.